Dimensions 32x24cm / 12.59x9.44 inches. A wonderful serigraphy icon with pure silver 925 with high quality pine wood depicting virgin mary / panagia axion esti. This is an exact copy of a byzantine hagiography.Panagia axion estin (greek: , slavonic: é, dostino yes), or'it is truly meet', the name given to the icon of the virgin mary before which, according to tradition, the hymn of axion estin was revealed. It stands in the high place of the altar (sanctuary) of the katholikon (main church) of karyes on mount athos. According to tradition, an elder and his disciple lived in in a cell on mount athos. One saturday night the elder left to attend the all-night vigil in the protaton of karyes. He told his disciple to chant the service alone.
That evening an unknown monk who called himself gabriel, came to the cell, and they began the vigil together. During the ninth ode of the canon (the magnificat), the disciple began to sing my soul magnifies the lord.With the irmos of st. Cosmas the hymnographer (october 14), more honorable than the cherubim. " the stranger sang the next verse, "for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. " then he chanted something the disciple had never heard before, "it is truly meet to bless thee, o theotokos, ever-blessed and most pure, and the mother of our god. " then he continued with, "more honorable than the cherubim.
When the disciple asked the visiting monk to write the words of the new hymn down, he took a roof tile and wrote on it with his finger, as though the tile were made of wax. The disciple knew then that this was no ordinary monk, but the archangel gabriel. At that moment the angel disappeared, but the icon of the mother of god continued to radiate light for some time afterward. The eleousa ("merciful") icon of the virgin mary, before which the hymn "it is truly meet" was first chanted, was transferred to the katholikon (main church) at karyes, known as the protaton. The tile, with the hymn written on it, was taken to constantinople when st.
Nicholas ii chrysoberges was patriarch (984-996). Since that time the icon has been considered the protector of the holy mountain and its holiest object. The icon is commemorated by the church on june 11 and july 13. The appearance of the archangel gabriel to a monk on mt.
Athos, and the revelation of the hymn it is truly meet. Is commemorated by the church on june 11. The title theotokos (in greek,) is a greek word that means "god-bearer" or birth-giver to god.
The orthodox church remembers the life of the theotokos with several feast days. The liturgical year begins and ends with the feast days of the theotokos. Wonder working icons of the theotokos also have their own feast days.
The nativity of the theotokos is celebrated on september 8. The presentation of the theotokos into the temple is celebrated on november 21. The annunciation to the theotokos is celebrated on march 25.
The dormition of the theotokos (falling asleep) of the theotokos is celebrated on august 15. Find all these themes in our shop.Can be hung on a wall or placed on a flat surface. This item is made of ageing technique and antique technique, handmade icon, handcrafted wood, wood carving, mount athos technique, silver 925, pine wood, serigraphy.